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What is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Liver Disease: I think you may be mixing up your words and diagnoses. The last stage of cirrhosis is death. That is why everything possible is done before one get's to this last stage. Now, what were you really asking? ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I have pain like waves by my liver, i have a fatty liver,could it b that i might have cirrhosis Last yr mygallbladder removed but could it be a stone?

I have pain like waves by my liver, i have a fatty liver,could it b that i might have cirrhosis Last yr mygallbladder removed but could it be a stone?

Bowel pain?: More likely stone than cirrhosis. Fatty liver should not progress to cirrhosis by age 24. Stones can recur without gallbladder. My suspicion is that this is your bowel trather than either of the above. Wonder if you really need lovastatin. Your risk of heart disease in the next 20 years must be very close to ZERO and the statin is too weak to be used if you have "serous" fatty liver. ...Read more

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My bili has been elevated since last may ALT AST has been elevated since last June. Why would it be so long? Havefatty liver does this mean cirrhosis?

No: Fatty liver disease can lead to cirrhosis, but can be averted too. Depending on the extent of fatty deposits depends on liver function. The markers u are speaking of May be mildly elevated in u'r case, but I suggest seeing a Gastroenterologist as u may require tests to look at u'r common bile duct or pancreatic ducts. There are other blood tests too that may identify other conditions ...Read more

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My mother just passed away peacefully last week due to liver cancer and cirrhosis. Do I have to do check up? She might have breast cancer too.

My mother just passed away peacefully last week due to liver cancer and cirrhosis. Do I have to do check up? She might have breast cancer too.

Check up: It never hurts, but it really depends on what caused her liver cancer and cirrhosis. If it was hepatitis C that is usually transmitted sexually or thru IV drug use. Alcoholism can cause cirrhosis as well. If she had breast cancer you might want to consider genetic testing for that BRCA test (breast cancer antigen), especially if other female family members have a history of it or ovarian cancer ...Read more

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What should a person feel in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

What should a person feel in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Confusion: Hope this is not happening to you- final stages is increased belly size due to fluid collection- and also increased confusion due to too much ammonia in the system which cannot be cleared. ...Read more

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Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can vary: Cirrhosis is by definition the final stage of the liver, with scarring. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more